|San Juan River|
|Length||110 mi (180 km)|
The San Juan River (Spanish: Río San Juan) is a 192. San Carlos is the capital city of the Municipality of San Carlos and of the Río San Juan Department of Nicaragua. A drainage basin is an extent of Land where Water from Rain or Snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a River, Nicaragua (ˌnɪkəˈrɑgwə officially the Republic of Nicaragua () is a representative democratic republic and the largest nation in Central America 06km (119. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand 7mi) river that flows east out of Lake Nicaragua into the Caribbean Sea. For the region see Caribbean. The Caribbean Sea (kəˈrɪbiən or /ˌkærɨˈbiːən/ is a tropical Sea in the Western Hemisphere It was part, with the lake, of a proposed route for a Nicaragua Canal in the 19th century. The Inter-Oceanic Nicaragua Canal is a proposed waterway that would connect the Caribbean Sea, and therefore the Atlantic Ocean, with the Pacific Ocean The idea of the project has been revived in the last decade, including the possibility of other routes within the country. The Ecocanal project has obtained a Concession from the National Assembly of Nicaragua to re-open the San Juan River to commercial barge traffic. Ecocanal is a proposed low-draft waterway to connect Lake Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea using the San Juan River. The National Assembly ( Spanish: Asamblea Nacional is the legislative branch of the government of Nicaragua.
Prior to the Panama Canal, the San Juan river was frequently used to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, many people, including African slaves, were transported through this means. The Panama Canal is a man-made Canal in Panama which joins the During the California Gold Rush many people from all over the world traveled to California to mine for gold, tens of thousands of which took a steamboat that was operated by the Accessory Company of Transit and was directed by commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. The California Gold Rush (1848&ndash1855 began on January 24 1848 when Gold was discovered by James Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 A steamboat or steamship, sometimes called a steamer, is a ship in which the primary method of propulsion is steam power, typically driving a Propeller Cornelius Vanderbilt ( May 27 1794 &ndash January 4 1877) also known by the Sobriquets The Commodore or  The boat then took the path through the river. As a result of these transportation means many afro-Nicaraguans (Nicaraguans with African descent; particularly Jaimaicans) are a result of slaves who escaped. Also, what is thought to be the first presence of the Chinese on the American continent. Chinese Nicaraguans ( Simplified Chinese: 尼加拉瓜华人 Pinyin: ní jiā lā guā huá rén Spanish: Chino Nicaragüense) are
The San Juan River is home to freshwater bull sharks that also go into Lake Nicaragua. Freshwater is a word that refers to bodies of water such as Ponds lakes rivers and streams containing low concentrations of dissolved Salts and other Total dissolved The bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, also known as the bull whaler, Zambezi shark or unofficially known as Zambi in Africa and Nicaragua Along with being a home to many different types of marine life, the San Juan River is abundant in biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variation of Life forms within a given Ecosystem, Biome or for the entire Earth.